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Texas attracts the most Relocations in the U.S. - 4th year in a row

Texas attracts the most Relocations in the U.S. - 4th year in a row!

According to Allied Van's 41st Annual Magnet States Report.

State of Texas

Texas is the #1 Destination State for Residential Relocations.   

Also, Texas Cities got the top five spots for the new housing markets, The Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009.

1. Houston, Texas

2008 Total Building Permits: 42,697

They like to do things big in Houston. Now the metro area, home to nearly 5.8 million people, can lay claim to being the largest home building market in the country, with 42,697 building permits. The market is still benefiting from an influx of population and jobs and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Employment rose 2.2 percent last year, representing the addition of an incredible 57,000 jobs. Home building activity in Houston has only fallen 31 percent since 2005. Also, existing home prices actually rose in Houston last year, 2.8 percent, to $160,200, still a very affordable level. Roughly one third of the home building action is in Harris County, followed by Houston proper and Fort Bend County. One of Houston's largest builders, Royce Homes, shut down last year, and Kimball Hill, one of the biggest builders in Texas, closed its doors this year after it failed to find a buyer.

Busiest builders: Lennar, Perry Homes, David Weekley Homes, MHI/McGuyer Homebuilders, and KB Home. Courtesy: Hanley Wood Market Intelligence.

 

2. Austin, Texas

3. Fort Worth, Texas

4. San Antonio, Texas

5. Dallas, Texas

To see more articles regarding Houston and The Woodlands, Texas click on the following links:

TEXAS (The Woodlands, Spring & Houston) still ahead of the Nation

The Woodlands & Houston Texas FORBES Best & Worst Bang For The Buck Cities

 

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Pippa MAC - Real Estate Selling Agent and Relocation Specialist with REMAX, The Woodlands and Spring, Texas

Rated number #1 featured Woodlands Realtor on Localism.com and #2 featured on Active Rain.com.    For more information about Buying or Selling HOMES in The Woodlands and Spring area go to www.PippaMAC.com.

The Woodlands, Texas is 27 miles North of Houston.  I can help you sell your home or find your dream home!  Prices range from the mid $100,000's up to millions.  

 

 

The Woodlands

 

 

  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
  • Click here to see a video of "The Woodlands"

 

 

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